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Closure of Newspapers (2 Dec 1960)

Sir Arthur Baxter: It is surely an undoubted fact that no one can say that a newspaper can die beyond recall. All that is needed is a first-rate editor. One of the troubles is that today and for the last few years everything has been passed to the management and not to the editor. If a great editor had been secured for the News Chronicle, within three months it would have been the talk of the country, and it...

Closure of Newspapers (2 Dec 1960)

Sir Arthur Baxter: I agree with everything that the hon. Gentleman has said. We find ourselves completely in agreement with him, but we are hoping that in a few moments he will be able to offer some solution to the present system.

Union of South Africa (Racialist Policies) (8 Apr 1960)

Sir Arthur Baxter: I ask this purely for information—probably I should know. What is the general attitude of the newspapers in South Africa? Do they run to one line? Is there an understanding of the breadth of the problem, or are they all extremists?

Orders of the Day — Air Estimates, 1960–61: Vote a. Number for Air Force Service (3 Mar 1960)

Sir Arthur Baxter: Newspapers would be glad to give the Royal Air Force such publicity. The air is of perennial interest to the Press.

Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs (10 Feb 1960)

Sir Arthur Baxter: Is it not a fact that neither the 1914 war, nor the 1939 war, was caused by a race for armaments, but the fact that in both cases this country was insufficiently armed? Is it not a fact that in these new machines of destruction we have it may be that the very evil of these weapons may stop war? I think that the hon. Member is far behind in his thinking, even if it is an unpleasant thought...

Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech: Debate on the Address (29 Oct 1959)

Sir Arthur Baxter: What, then, would be made of Formosa? What would be Formosa's standing once China had replaced it in the United Nations?

Printing Industry (Dispute) (6 Jul 1959)

Sir Arthur Baxter: During the time when the printers were so heroic, during the war, how much did soldiers' wages go up?

Orders of the Day — WILLS, &c. (PUBLICATION) BILL (10 Apr 1959)

Sir Arthur Baxter: I am much flattered by the attention suddenly concentrated upon me. I can only say that if there were ever to be any great value in my manuscripts it would be if there were a shortage of paper, when they could be sold by the ton. I am sure that they would have little value otherwise.

Orders of the Day — WILLS, &c. (PUBLICATION) BILL (10 Apr 1959)

Sir Arthur Baxter: There has been a great deal of latitude and, I imagine, longitude in the debate which has taken place so far. Therefore, Mr. Speaker, I should like your guidance in allowing me to make a speech which I thought about this morning and which may not strictly be apropos the Amendments. If I may be allowed to read the opening paragraph, I shall probably finish much earlier than I should otherwise....

Orders of the Day — WILLS, &c. (PUBLICATION) BILL (10 Apr 1959)

Sir Arthur Baxter: I want to come back to the Daily Express at the end, but I will deal with the Amendment, although it conveys nothing to me at the moment. I want to add another phrase or two to the question of publication. This is rather good. In the theatre, the fourth wall is done away with and, by its abolition, we are able to see the failure and foibles, the comedy and tragedy, of the human story. That,...

Orders of the Day — WILLS, &c. (PUBLICATION) BILL (10 Apr 1959)

Sir Arthur Baxter: No, it is mine, although it may become the Daily Express. Why should the curtain be torn down so that not you, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, but everybody else can peer through the window? That is the effect of the Clause. Quite apart from the humour, with which I am delighted, it is cruel and true. We should have concentrated more on that. If the Daily Express—this is the last time I shall mention...

Orders of the Day — WILLS, &c. (PUBLICATION) BILL (10 Apr 1959)

Sir Arthur Baxter: Obviously, you have never edited a newspaper. Sir. Many newspapers are works of art. However, you have been unusually patient, but it seems, to come back to the only logical point I want to put to you, that if we had maintained the central idea of the abolition of the publication of wills that would have been a valuable contribution to the life of the country. It is rather a pity that we...

Television Policy (25 Feb 1959)

Sir Arthur Baxter: Is it not a fact that the Third Programme on the ordinary radio service was a valuable and civilising service? In other words, it was able to supply programmes for a minority. It is minorities that sometimes matter, so why should there not be a third programme?

Television Policy (25 Feb 1959)

Sir Arthur Baxter: No.

Orders of the Day — Baking Industry (Small Establishments and Seasonal Resorts) Bill (13 Feb 1959)

Sir Arthur Baxter: The hon. Gentleman says that it is a waste of political time.

Orders of the Day — Baking Industry (Small Establishments and Seasonal Resorts) Bill (13 Feb 1959)

Sir Arthur Baxter: Surely the House is the eventual guarantor of human liberty. As compared with some party debates, this is an admirable debate. Instead of resenting it, the hon. Gentleman opposite should be glad that it is being debated openly.

Orders of the Day — Street Offences Bill (29 Jan 1959)

Sir Arthur Baxter: The hon. Member used the word "inhumane". That needs a little more description. Is it inhumane to drive off the streets women who are disgracing the city in which they live and shocking the residents of the areas in which they operate?

Orders of the Day — Scotland (Industry and Employment) (10 Jul 1958)

Sir Arthur Baxter: Will my right hon. Friend elucidate an important point? The right hon. Gentleman said that the whisky was going from strength to strength—we are very glad to hear that—but is he aware that that has not proved the case with the whisky served to us in the refreshment rooms of the House of Commons?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 22. — (Definition of Overseas Trade Corporation.) (17 Jul 1957)

Sir Arthur Baxter: May I say in excuse, that I was receiving some visitors from the Commonwealth, which interfered with my being here?

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 10. — (Increase of Personal Reliefs.) (29 May 1957)

Sir Arthur Baxter: The hon. Gentleman has asked for examples of people doing that. What about the example of Mr. Noel Coward, which is exactly on that basis—[HON. MEMBERS: "Oh."] I am not in any way defending Mr. Noel Coward, but the hon. Gentleman asked for examples. Mr. Noel Coward went away because he could no longer keep some of his winnings in the battle of life. There is an example. I am not defending...


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